US orders grounding of all Boeing 737 Max jets


Washington: The United States has issued order to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft following the second deadly crash of the plane in five months in Ethiopia.

US President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that all those planes are grounded immediately.

The United States is one of the major countries to have taken a decision to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft.

Trump said these aircraft would be grounded till further orders. India, China and all of Europe have ordered the jets off air after the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia on Sunday.

The aircraft had crashed minutes after takeoff killing all 157 people on board.

The Ethiopian plane crash was the second involving the jet, after a 787 Max operated by Lion Air, an Indonesian carrier, crashed into the Java Sea in October. The crash had killed 189 on board.

The Boeing company said it will get to the bottom of the problem with the planes, but until then the jets will remain grounded.

Dennis Muilenburg, president, CEO, and chairman of Boeing Company said :“On behalf of the entire Boeing team, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives in these two tragic accidents.”

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